This temple is thought to have been built in the latter half of the 7th century the Yamato no Aya clan, descendents of Korean immigrants settled in the Hinokuma district. The foundation stones of its halls and pagoda remain within the precincts of the Omiashi Jinja, whose tutelary spirit is that of Achi no Omi, reputed founder of the Yamato no Aya clan in Japan. Above the remains of the original pagoda there is a miniature 13-storey stone pagoda (seki-to) built at the close of the Heian Period (12th century).
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